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Yalumba bush vine grenache

Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache

Huon Hooke’s wine of the week in today’s SMH Good Living is the 2009 Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache from the Barossa Valley. He says: “Bush vines are the preferred way to grow grenache – as opposed to the orderly rows of trellis wires that support most vines. Grenache is grown as a bush in Provence […]

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Evohe` Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2006 Review

Evohe` Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2006 Review

This Spanish beauty comes from the appellation of Vino de la Tierra and the sub-region of Bajo Aragon. The winery is Bodega Laceranas. The Spanish Garnarcha is the similar grape to the Aussie Grenache. This was tasted at a new pizza and tapas restaurant in Noosa called ‘Is’. It IS a fine addition to the […]

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San Raffaele Valpolicella Superiore, Monte Tabor, 2004

San Raffaele Valpolicella Superiore, Monte Tabor, 2004

Colour is brilliant deep ruby red.Nose has leather aromas accompanied by sweet oak and a multi-layered array of delicate and elegant aromas of savoury and some raspberry; aromatically intense might be it.Palate is medium to full bodied with supple mouthfeel and great structure. There are fine and focused tannins with a rich amalgam of fruits […]

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San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella 2000

San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella 2000

After some years in the cellar, the remarkable 2000 San Raffaele Amarone della Valpolicella was tasted with a superb rich beef casserole in red wine, though a large chunk of hard cheese would be just as good. I must say I’m slightly disappointed to say it was not quite what I expected; I was ready […]

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